explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Title text: My brother had a ferret he loved which died since I drew this strip. RIP.
- [A ferret with airplane wings on it.]
- Friend: Why on earth did you make those wings? You don't seriously think they could let your ferret fly, right?
- Cueball: I... of course not.
- Cueball: That would be pretty dumb. It's just, uh... ...a Halloween costume.
- Friend: oh, okay.
- Friend: Besides, who would want a pet to fly anyway?
- Cueball: Yeah. Pretty lame, huh?
- Friend: Anyway, let's go play video games.
- [Friend leaves.]
- [Friend is gone, and Cueball is looking at ferret.]
- [Cueball imagines ferret flying over the ocean near the beach using his makeshift wings.]
- Randall's original comment: "My brother has a ferret. He holds it like that and generally adores it. I have to concede that it's pretty cute, if smelly."
- This is the nineteenth comic originally posted to livejournal. The previous was 19: George Clinton. The next was 21: Kepler.